Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 9/30/12

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 15: Running back Jackie Battle #26 of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes with the ball against the Houston Texans during the preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 15, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Marty Schottenheimer was in town for the Chiefs' alumni weekend before heading back to his home in Charlotte, N.C., and back into retirement. Perhaps some Chiefs fans should have tackled him before he got to the Kansas City airport. Yes, it's getting that desperate in these parts. The Chiefs not only fell to 1-3 on Sunday with yet another head-scratching stinker this one 37-20 to division rival San Diego they also gave the appearance of a team completely bent on self-destruction. This again was the antithesis of "Martyball," the dominant form of Chiefs football that stressed intimidating defense and ball security during the 1990s. On Sunday, the Chiefs committed five first-half turnovers while falling behind 27-6. The Chiefs also committed seven penalties in that half for 65 yards, and fell asleep repeatedly on defense, allowing Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to virtually point out his targets before connecting on passes as he completed 14 of 18 for 175 ...
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